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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 4, 2010 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- awaiting deadhead monte post re same

Thanks for reminding everyone about Kent State massacre 40th anniversary today. I streamed Amy Goodman's Democracy Now show today. They had a very good 15-minute segment about Kent State massacre.

I really appreciate the same privilege here as you guys, the right to speak up for The People. I try to avoid rubbing stuff in anyone's face. Like Johnny Cash said, "I walk the line." Never forget. Peace.

I'll just re-post my point for the most respectable show the Grateful Dead ever played. It was a free benefit show.

This is definitely Grateful Dead

Kent State massacre

Richard Nixon had been elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam War. On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced to the nation that an "incursion" into Cambodia had been launched by United States combat forces. At Kent State University, a massive demonstration was held on May 1, 1970 on the Commons, and another had been planned for May 4. There was widespread anger, and many protesters issued a call to "bring the war home."


The Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to quell the protests. They shot and killed four students and wounded nine. Two of the four students killed, Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller, had participated in the protest, and the other two, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder, had been walking from one class to the next at the time of their deaths. Schroeder was also a member of the campus ROTC chapter.

College campuses around the US erupted.
There were protests, student strikes, and campus takeovers.

What was the "official response" by the Grateful Dead? The Boys played a free benefit concert at the M.I.T. protest on May 6, 1970. For me, this was by far GD's finest moment. Here is the SBD

Grateful Dead and New Riders of the Purple Sage - 1970
True Americans

I'm proud to be an American Dead Head

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: May 5, 2010 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- awaiting deadhead monte post re same

I was in high school at the time, just a few miles south of San Francisco. My Brit Lit class went to the city to see GB Shaw's Saint Joan. When the play ended, the cast gathered together on the stage and made a plea to never forget what happened...there is a line from the play that has stuck in my head ever since that moment.

"O God that madest this beautiful earth, when will it be ready to accept thy saints? How long, O Lord, how long?"